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'''Lemon Henry''' "'''Blind Lemon'''" '''Jefferson''' (September 24, 1893 – December 19, 1929)Some sources indicate Jefferson was born on October 26, 1894. was an American blues and gospel music|gospel singer, songwriter, and musician. He was one of the most popular blues singers of the 1920s and has been called the "Father of the Texas Blues".Dicaire, David (1999). ''Blues Singers: Biographies of 50 Legendary Artists of the Early 20th Century''. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland and Company. pp. 140–144. . Jefferson's performances were distinctive because of his high-pitched voice and the originality of his guitar playing. His recordings sold well, but he was not a strong influence on younger blues singers of his generation, who could not imitate him as easily as they could other commercially successful artists.Samuel Charters|Charters, Samuel (1977). ''The Blues...
Birth nameLemon Henry Jefferson
Birth date{{birth date|1893|09|24}}
Birth placeCoutchman, Texas, U.S.
Death date{{death date and age|1929|12|19|1893|09|24}}
Death placeChicago, Illinois, U.S.
OccupationSinger, songwriter, musician
Years active1900–1929
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